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Woman’s Garden Destroyed by City
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 June 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 06/26/2012 11:07:06 AM PDT by John Semmens

Tulsa, Oklahoma City officials destroyed resident Denise Morrison’s “survival garden” because “this abnormal use of her property was causing anxiety in the neighborhood.”

Morrison started the garden after she lost her job. The garden consisted of food and medicinal plants. Before embarking on her agricultural venture, Morrison researched City ordinances to ensure she complied.

“Lack of compliance was not the issue,” said City Zoning Director, Leroy Fiat. “The fact that there are no official rules against what she did doesn’t matter. No one else in the city does this.”

As for her nutritional and medical needs, Fiat advised that “there are government programs—food stamps and Medicaid. No one needs to try to make it all on their own.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/06/23/press-secretary-parries-questions-on-fast-furious-scandal/


TOPICS: Food; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: bureaucrats; craptire; nannystate; notworthreading; stupid; tyranny; wasteoftime; welfare

1 posted on 06/26/2012 11:07:14 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

You’ve outdone yourself this time. You don’t even have Satire in the keywords.

KEYWORDS: bureaucrats; craptire; nannystate; notworthreading; stupid; tyranny; wasteoftime; welfare; Click to Add Keyword

This crap you write seems to have the same value to us as a swarm of mosquitoes.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 11:12:15 AM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: John Semmens

Damn thugs gotta lot of nerve!


3 posted on 06/26/2012 11:12:20 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Kevmo
You’ve outdone yourself this time. You don’t even have Satire in the keywords. KEYWORDS: bureaucrats; craptire; nannystate; notworthreading; stupid; tyranny; wasteoftime; welfare; Click to Add Keyword This crap you write seems to have the same value to us as a swarm of mosquitoes.

Humor is always useful. Especially in this day and age. I, for one, hope John keeps plugging away to show how absurd the government has become and how absurd we are to tolerate it.

4 posted on 06/26/2012 11:19:19 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Kevmo

>>his crap you write seems to have the same value to us as a swarm of mosquitoes<<

When it is so close to reality then it is a valid area of discussion.

Humor: try it.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Guns Walked -- People Died -- Holder Lied -- Obama Golfed (thanks, Secret Agent Man))
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To: John Semmens

Satire maybe, but a real glimpse into our future if we don’t stop Big Government.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 11:25:13 AM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: John Semmens

Totally suckered me in again!


7 posted on 06/26/2012 11:26:18 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Nobody died at Watergate. Who were Brian Terry and Jamie Zapata? (Post this on Facebook, everyone!))
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To: Kevmo

City of Tulsa, Oklahoma, destroys woman’s edible landscaping with over 100 varieties of medicinal plants

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/036234_edible_landscaping_medicinal_plants_Tulsa.html#ixzz1yvQtvdIt


8 posted on 06/26/2012 11:27:20 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: John Semmens

Great one, John!!


9 posted on 06/26/2012 11:28:35 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: John Semmens

Love the “Fiat” touch. Glad this is satire, sad that it’s too hard to tell sometimes.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 11:33:20 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: EBH

I read that article and commented on it. John Semmens rewrites articles like it and calls them satire. It would appear that Semens does this because he lacks imagination. When reality is the same as the satire, where is the humor?


11 posted on 06/26/2012 11:45:45 AM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: John Semmens

There are government programs—food stamps and Medicaid, put in place to kill you; no need to go it on your own!
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12 posted on 06/26/2012 1:44:57 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: EBH; All

Thanks for the link. This unfortunately is not satire, but a reflection of the grong encroachment of government.


13 posted on 06/26/2012 1:45:55 PM PDT by khelus
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To: khelus

grong = growing


14 posted on 06/26/2012 1:48:17 PM PDT by khelus
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To: Kevmo

It would appear that you posted because you lack cognition.

If you don’t like it, don’t click!


15 posted on 06/26/2012 1:50:40 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Kevmo
Let me guess: You are bitter because of all those student loans you took out to get a humorology degree, and now you can't get a job as a humorist.

When reality is the same as the satire, where is the humor? see tagline

16 posted on 06/26/2012 2:22:00 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("In this country it is thought well to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.")
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To: editor-surveyor

It would appear that you posted because you lack cognition.
***Where do I lack cognition? I read the original article, and I saw that Semens wrote a POS article saying the same thing, calling it satire. It would appear that you lack cognition yourself, probably not knowing that the original article was so close. If there is no difference between the original and the satire, where is the source of humor? Go on, tell me, cognition-boy.

If you don’t like it, don’t click!
***Semens is aware that FReepers continue to ask him to differentiate satire from true stories, IN THE TITLE OF THESE ARTICLES. In the past, he has hidden behind the fact that the keywords have the word ‘satire’ in them, which is horse shiite. This time there was no satire keyword. The supposed source of Semens’ humor is in the difference; this time there was no difference.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 2:30:10 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

your tagline does not answer the question


18 posted on 06/26/2012 2:32:07 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: freedumb2003

When it is so close to reality then it is a valid area of discussion. Humor: try it.
***There is no difference between this supposed humor and the reality. Hence, there is no element of humor.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 2:37:22 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Kevmo

His story was not exactly the same.

Perhaps the differences were too subtile for you?


20 posted on 06/26/2012 2:53:53 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: editor-surveyor

What are the differences and why are they humorous? The real woman had her survival garden destroyed by city workers, and that aint humorous. So whatever subtle differences there are between her story and this POS copy, do they amount to humor worth reading at the lady’s expense? No, they don’t. Or is it the same old Semens story, that he steals a headline, splashes ‘satire’ in the keywords, and thinks it’s funny?

All it takes is for Semens to put [satire] in the titles. But he won’t do that because what he’s doing is craptire.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 5:05:39 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: khelus

Yeah...I saw no humor or satire in what was presented. It is why I provided the link.


22 posted on 06/26/2012 6:38:20 PM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: Kevmo

It’s hard to explain humor to someone without a sense of humor.

He subtly altered the expression of the events in a way that resonates with another person of a survivalist mind.


23 posted on 06/26/2012 7:18:27 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: freedumb2003

Indeed; many a true word has been said in ‘jest.’


24 posted on 06/26/2012 7:47:16 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: editor-surveyor

You presume too much, such as that I don’t have a sense of humor. Without that presumption in place, what you have said is simply untenable. That’s why you can’t come up with the differences and why they are supposedly funny.

Why do YOU think John Semens doesn’t put [satire] in the title? It’s because he knows that most FReepers would not bother reading the rest of the article, and he enjoys the gotcha on those who do read it and miss the hidden satire claim.

All of this would just not even be an issue if Semens put the [satire] in the title. At the very least, the columns he has blogpimped which have the keywords “craptire” should have [satire] in the title, but he’s too invested in the gotcha to do so.


25 posted on 06/27/2012 6:56:02 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Kevmo

Nobody puts ‘satire’ in the title, unless it really isn’t satire.

Do you need the /sarc tags too?

If you don’t understand it, just leave it alone; don’t make a fool of yourself.


26 posted on 06/27/2012 7:32:13 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Nobody puts ‘satire’ in the title, unless it really isn’t satire.
***You mean, unless it’s craptire.

Do you need the /sarc tags too?
***That isn’t the subject of the current conversation, cognition-boy. Do you need a /sarc tag?

If you don’t understand it, just leave it alone;
***You have amply demonstrated that YOU do not understand it. Otherwise, you’d have put up several examples of how this article differs from the original and how those differences are humorous. But you didn’t, because you can’t, and because YOU YOURSELF do not understand it. Even Semen-boy has said in the past that he relies on the keywords so that freepers will clue in, but he outdid himself this time. This whole Semen-stained article is craptire, not satire.

don’t make a fool of yourself.
***Your concern is duly noted.


27 posted on 06/27/2012 8:11:44 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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